Carl Andre

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Andre, Carl

(än`drā), 1935–, American sculptor, b. Quincy, Mass. A student of Patrick Morgan and associate of Frank StellaStella, Frank,
1936–, American artist, b. Malden, Mass. In his early "black paintings" Stella exhibits the precision and rationality that characterized minimalism, employing parallel angular stripes to emphasize the rectangular shape of his large canvases.
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, Andre produces sculptures of elemental form and abstract monumentality. His works and materials—granite blocks and other cut or natural stone, bricks, raw wooden timbers, steel plates, and repeating geometric shapes of various other metals—reflect the quarries, shipyards, and islands of his birthplace and his years spent as a freight-train brakeman. One of the founders of minimalismminimalism,
schools of contemporary art and music, with their origins in the 1960s, that have emphasized simplicity and objectivity. Minimalism in the Visual Arts
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) in sculpture, he is famous for his grid-based floor pieces and for his large outdoor works. A typical early work is Lever (1966), in which fire bricks were arranged to extend laterally 400 feet (122 m) from a gallery wall. A representative late outdoor piece is the gravel and steel Chinati Thirteener (2010), one of the minimalist installations at Marfa, Tex. Andre is also known for his "concrete poetry." In 1988 he was acquitted of pushing his wife, land artland art
or earthworks,
art form developed in the late 1960s and early 70s by Robert Smithson, Robert Morris, Michael Heizer, and others, in which the artist employs the elements of nature in situ or rearranges the landscape with earthmoving equipment.
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 sculptor Ana Mendiata, to her death from their 34th-floor apartment.


See his 12 Dialogs (1980); study by A. Rider (2011).

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André, Carl

(1935–  ) sculptor; born in Quincy, Mass. He attended Phillips Academy, Andover, Mass. (1951–53), moved to New York City (1957), and worked as a brakeman and conductor for the Pennsylvania Railroad (1960–64). He became known for his modular sculptures, such as Pyramids series (mid-1960s), and his scattered plastic works such as Spill (1968).
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In 1980, he killed his wife, the sociologist Helene Rytmann, by strangling her." In 1988, Carl Andre was tried and acquitted of Mendieta's murder on the grounds of "reasonable doubt."
(31) "For some time women have been questioned whether a work of art made by a woman is treated like a work of art, or as an artifact made by a woman instead of an artist." (32) In her support, Carl Andre wrote to Miller addressing the implications of her work being described as a rug, and his letter was published right after Miller's in the same issue of Artforum.
Carl Andre: Sculpture as Place, May 4, 2014-March 2, 2015, Dia Art Foundation, New York.
Cheek by jowl, classic names of contemporary art (from Picasso and Carl Andre to Richard Long and Darren Almond) jostle with works that might grace the Royal Academy summer exhibition (a particular image comes to mind of a nude standing between stacked canvases caught in slanting light) and--perhaps the majority--those that even a hard-edged modernist critic finds hard to identify.
With austere elements, they created powerful autonomic forms that inspired Borst just as did the works from minimal art artists such as Carl Andre, Richard Serra, Sol Lewitt and Robert Mangold.
This show collects and commissions graphite-focused sculptures and installations from 15 artists, including Carl Andre, whose "Graphite Cube Sum of Numbers" (above) arranges 164 machine-sawed units in a geometric progression.
Offering an extraordinarily in-depth treatment of artist Carl Andre (b.1935), Rider (art history, U.
The first one sees Carl Andre's 144 Magnesium Square (1969) relocated to Rapid hardware store, the second features students' reactions to Marcel Duchamp's Fountain (1917, replica 1964).
Freely appropriating the work of other, more illustrious, modern and contemporary artists, Fleury has painted some rooms with the iconic stripes of Daniel Buren ('Busty Buren'), although she insists this was unintentional, or the geometrical abstracts of Victor Vasarely ('Busty Vasarely'); mounted a vertical line of mirrored metal boxes a la Donald Judd ('Eternal Wow'); and planted a neat circle of Carl Andre-1ike tiles on the floor, in a work called 'Walking on Carl Andre'.
Making serial reconfigurations of modular units also brings to mind Carl Andre and Sol LeWitt, and as a reviewer of one of her "box" shows once quipped, Mel Bochner, Dr.